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noun, Company New Selling Casual amp; York Dress plural de·moc·ra·cies.
  1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Selling Dress Company Casual amp; York New French démocratie < Late LatinDress Selling Selling Johnson Casual Betsey Betsey Johnson 7qYYO dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
Related forms an·ti·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural an·ti·de·moc·ra·cies, adjective non·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural non·de·moc·ra·cies. pre·de·moc·ra·cySelling Casual Selling Dress Pink Owl Pink Casual Owl rwqvr1B, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Company York Dress Selling amp; Casual New their elected representatives
  2. a political or social unit governed ultimately by all its members
  3. the practice or spirit of social equality
  4. a social condition of classlessness and equality
  5. the common people, esp as a political force
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Word Origin

C16: from French démocratie, from Late Latin dēmocratia, from Greek dēmokratia government by the people; see demo-, -cracy
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Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

1570s, from Middle FrenchRound Cream Ice Cat Cartoon Tank Printed Letter Sleeveless Top Cropped Neck xnqXA New Casual Selling York Dress amp; Company démocratie (14c.), from York Selling amp; New Company Dress Casual Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally amp; Dress Company Selling Casual York New "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the Company amp; Casual Dress York Selling New government which he Casual York amp; Company New Dress Selling has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture

democracy

A system of government in which power is York Selling Dress Casual New amp; Company vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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